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Why is PayFast no longer supporting SSL, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1?

Security Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) are protocols used to encrypt sensitive customer data transferred between a customer’s browser and a web server, such as the PayFast platform. To keep up with changing online security needs, these protocols are continuously updated to ensure the integrity of data is maintained. Over the years, TLS replaced SSL as a secure protocol and as of 30 June 2018, early TLS can no longer be used as a security control according to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). You can read more about why we have stopped supporting the older encryption protocols here (